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Search continues for suspect who attacked Iowa woman

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IOWA, LA (KPLC) - The Iowa Police Department is still searching for the person who attacked a woman in her backyard across from J. I. Watson Middle School on Thursday morning.

According to authorities a woman had went outside of her home on the corner of Kinney Street and East Second Street when an unknown suspect attacked her.

Authorities are still investigating the actual attack but they do believe a knife could have been used as a threat in the attack, and the suspect could still have that knife in his possession.

The victim's husband was at home at the time attack but when he made it outside the suspect had fled in an unknown direction.

Officials said the suspect is a black male, approximately 5'5", with medium to dark skin, and he is believed to be in his late teens to early 20s.

Law enforcement officials placed J. I. Watson Middle School on lockdown around 10 a.m. Thursday morning while SWAT teams and canine units searched the area for any possible leads in the investigation.

After finding no trace of evidence near the school, authorities took the school off lockdown around 12:15 p.m. and shifted their search to other areas of the town of Iowa.

"We have increased the patrol throughout the town with help from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office," said Chief Keith Vincent with the Iowa Police Department. "We are doing everything possible to apprehend this guy and keep the public safe."

If you have any information on the case, feel free to call the Iowa Police Department at (337)582-3636.

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